Monday, January 31, 2011

Networking launch at 15 on Orange with Abigail K

Last week the Moi team attended a networking launch that was hosted by Abigail K at 15 on Orange. Abigail is a Photographer & Social Media Facilitator who recently moved to Cape Town. We met with a small group of people who are in the wedding industry and had a fun filled evening exchanging business cards and enjoying good food and music. The highlight of the evening was of course the whiskey tasting where we had the pleasure of enjoying 5 different kinds of whiskeys...we all had so much to talk about after the tasting... :)

Thank you Abigail for an amazing evening. We enjoyed it sooo much! Can't wait for the next one!

For those of you who missed it here are some pictures of the launch:

We enjoyed oysters from the Oyster King...hmmmmm

Some pics of the whiskey tasting

We had some laughs with this's good to feel taller than Sybil once in a while!

From the left we have the girls from Blank canvas, Sunelle and Margaux ; Jana from SA weddings; Rozanne from Moi styling; Nancy from Creatuf designs and Sybil from Moi styling.

Here is the lady who made this all possible, Abigail.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Gina & Niekie @ The Secret Place

One of the Moi team members, Sybil, attended her cousins' wedding in Parys last weekend. The wedding was held at The secret place  in the Free State.

Here is a look at Gina and Niekie's (member of the Acapella singing group, Flip a coin) wedding photographs which were taken by Michael tree photography. It is absolutely beautiful and indeed I think the two of them were in their "secret place" that day! Stunning!

To view more photographs of the wedding view Michael tree photography's website here

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Shopping with the Moi team @ Scalini in the Cape Quarter

We recently had our weekly window shopping session around the NEW Cape Quarter and came across a very upmarket boutique shop called Scalini ( in Jarvis Street . A friend of ours Stefania Formenti who is an Italian born South African showed us around and told us a little bit more about the brands available at Scalini.

She claims that the shoes available at Scalini are the “Jimmy Choo's” of Italy. Scalini stocks shoes, leather handbags and clothes by selected designers. To name a few including Sergio Rossi, Fratelli Rossetti, Melissa Odabash, Eres swimwear and Penny Black by Max Mara. Every item is handmade and sewn to perfection. This store was a real treat for our feet... :)

Now we have some good news for shoe lovers, Scalini is marking down their shoes by 25% for the J&B Met on Tue 26th and Wed 27th Jan 2011. There will also be a selected few items selling for R500 and R1000! So head down to Scalini and find a pair or two to take home with you.

By the way the theme this year at the J&B Met is “Larger than Life.” This involves tall hats, bling tops and dresses, large accessories and funky shoes! Maybe you should consider dropping by Scalini for a dress and some matching heels from the finest Italian handmade fabric that’s made to last you for life.

So guess where we will be on the 26th of January...see you there!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Moi Styling's ideas for Bestmen gifts

He stood by you making the most important decision of your life and now you do not know how to thank your Best man. The Moi team came up with a few ideas on what to give to your Best man or groomsman. These gifts can either be given to him before, on the day or after the wedding.

Personalised cuff links

 You can give this gift to your best man on or before the day of the wedding. You can engrave his initials on it to personalise them, making the gift more special and thoughtful.

Cuban Cigars and Cigar holders

Any man loves cigars and giving your Best man Cuban cigars with a holder that has his initials on it would make the perfect gift.

Golf accessories

If he is into sports maybe think of some accessories you can give to him.

Hip Flask

A stylish stainless steel and leather hip flask will always come in handy for any man.
One can also engrave his initials on it to personalise the gift.

Chrystal whiskey glasses

What better way to enjoy a good whiskey than to drink it out of a Chrystal glass. Give him a set of glasses with his favourite whiskey. If he does not enjoy whiskey, buy him a brandy or maybe a liqueur and buy a set of glasses accordingly. Buy something both of you would enjoy and have a glass together some time after the wedding.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Got to love MEN.......'s wear!

Here is a few of our favourite styles for Men's formal wear. All of this is available at the Moi shop (

A happy client all the way from Australia

Over the holiday season Sybil met with Charl who wanted a few items for his working wardrobe. Today we received an email from him, all the way from Australia, to show us what he is wearing for his first day at work which he bought from the Moi shop (

We thought we should share this photo with you:

" Thanks Sybil and Rozanne for a great selection of high quality shirts and ties to choose from.Very happy with my purchase!"

Charl is wearing a Viyella shirt with a black and white stripe silk tie.

Thank you Charl for sharing this photo with us. Keep them coming! :)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Vera's Bridal collection photoshoot by Rozanne

 I recently did a shoot with photographer Adel Ferreira from the fotofactory. We drove all the way to Vera's farm where we were spoiled with lunch and wine. Her two daughters were the models for the shoot and we shot in and around the farm house. We had so much fun and didn't want to leave so soon. Special thanks to Elizabeth wedding gowns for supplying the wedding dresses for this shoot.

"Vera Basson is both designer and distributor of her own creations and jewellery and has more than 20 years of experience in the industry. She is realising her dream of filling a gap in the market with classically elegant and affordable jewellery. Every piece is individually designed by Vera and her team to compliment the tastes of any bride and to make her special day even more memorable by adding intangible sentimental value.
Vera’s masterpieces are meant to bring joy and value to any lucky lady. They are meant to last many lifetimes whilst remaining elegant, stylish and classically vintage.
Vera takes great care in sourcing the best quality materials from trustworthy sources and handles every item individually. She makes sure that each handmade piece is reflective of her high standards in quality and execution of craftsmanship before giving it her stamp of approval."

Visit her website for her latest designs and collections:   

Here is a little sneak peek:

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy Feet

Getting married is one thing but there are some decisions not to be taken lightly… Aka your wedding shoes. Some brides chose comfort while others choose beauty. I’m going to give you tips how you can get both comfort and beauty in one shoe and choose the right shoe according to your wedding theme!

 Wedge heel shoe


Pumps or flat heel shoe

Peep toe shoe     

Diamante stilettos

Sling back pointed shoe

 Slip on shoe

These are your basic styles of shoes. If you do not choose the right shoe according to your wedding some of these shoes will cause you a lot "pain" but I am going to tell you how to make your feet happy choosing the right shoe style and making this a pleasant experience for your feet.

*When choosing a shoe first you have to keep in mind the colour of your dress and the theme of you wedding.

*If you have a beach wedding you should look at pumps or wedge heels. Sky high stilettos won’t do you any good as your heels will sink into the sand and that equals unhappy feet and an unhappy bride. A closed shoe will also help to keep the sand from getting between your toes.

*For a formal wedding I suggest the peep toe, stilettos or pointed sling back shoe. These styles are elegant and no matter where the wedding is held these shoes have comfortable heel heights for you to be “on your toes” the whole day. These styles are comfortable to dance in because they either have support around the ankle or it grips at ones heels. I will not suggest a slip on shoe for an active bride because then you have to concentrate on gripping your shoes with your toes causing exhausted feet at the end of the day.

Now finding the right shoe according to your budget is also a problem for most brides. The cheapest shoes are not always the most comfortable shoes as we all know by now. Here are some tips how to glam up a plain and/ or inexpensive shoe and making it comfortable:

*Buy a plain peep toe shoe and go to antique - , second hand - or inexpensive jewelry stores and buy clip on earrings or brooches to glam up your shoe. This trick saves you a lot of money and it gives your shoes an instant sense of “Wow this looks like expensive shoes!”

*Another way of glamming up those shoes is to take feathers and add clip on earrings or buttons. Place them on the heels or on the toes of your shoes.

Now that you have your beautiful shoes it is necessary to make them comfortable. I went to Discem and found the Scholl range. I have used this range before and it really does work. I love wearing stilettos and half way through the night my feet hates me. So I used this handy range and now it’s like a walk in the park. Go to their website to view how to use these products:

*Also remember that you have to buy your shoes as soon as you have your dress material.
*Ask your designer to give you a sample of your dress material to make it easy choosing the right colour and style shoe.
*Take your shoes with to dress fittings. This will also help the designer to put in hems according to your shoe height.
*You also need to brake in the shoes before the wedding so wear them in or around the house when you have time to do so.

I hope I have made it easier for you to choose the perfect shoe for that perfect day and making it a hassle free experience!

Till we post again, happy reading!
Rozanne & Sybil

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